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Miguel Senior finishing his jobs at Posada.
To Palma at 8. Gelat & Madora & Francisco to a doctor about his impetigo. Frau Thelen had done 16 out of 39 pp [pages]. Told Short about boat. Bought L amethyst & diamond ring, square cut, 225 pes. [pesetas] at Pomar. Also old handsome, red & white & black[RG]skirt for americano2 25pts, morey3 chair 404, Louis Philippe grey green silk dress with brown patterns & lace, originally 500, for 170 pes [pesetas]. Also at Casas bottle electric-light5 for Posada 10 , slender-legged[RG] morey table for Posada entrada6 50, & two low black-leather, octagonal nailed, old almond-wood chairs for Posada chimney-corner to go with the mulberry & orange-wood table there25 each.[RG] Also in market bowls & basins, & at Cartuja7 glasses & tumblers.
The three Englishmen at Alhambra:[RG] "I heard Miss Kelly making some pretty severe remarks about you this morning." "What, me?" "Yes, she said you tried to rape her last night." "O much exaggerated, & anyhow she made it quite clear weeks ago there was nothing doing." ... "You can never tell with a nursing sister how far you can go." Lunch in Parisien with Gelat Madora Francisquito, Schw, Str.
Laura wrote to Constables about Epilogue final printing instructions. On way back near Valldemossa [sic: Valldemosa] the engine heated, had to return. (This was when we got the Casas things.) Walk in Macarena8 quarter: dirty courts, healthy ×××× [illegible], women with sewing machines, gipsies.
Honor & Mary to supper.
Letter from A.L., most amicable & pacific, apologising. Letter from Michael Roberts about James Reeves & anthology to which we wrote an immediate answer about withdrawing if J.R. not included etc. Posted it at 2.30 A.M.

Editorial Notes

1? eds.
2"americana": jacket. KG
3mulberry. KG
4pesetas. The correct abbreviation is "pts." according to KG. RG indicates this currency in various ways, and sometimes not at all. eds.
5lamp. KG
6entrance hall. WG
7china shop. KG
8a bar in the red-light district. KG

Hands Referenced

    • Annotation: ink correction
    • Character: regular
    • Ink: black

Places Mentioned

  • Palma

    Palma, Majorca, Sp
    Capital and largest centre of Majorca.
  • Posada, La

    Deyá, Majorca, Sp
    House on the Puig next to Deyá church. Originally part of the Es Molí property. It had been rented by the church for Sunday school. RG and LR bought it in February, 1935, to use as a guest house for their visitors. WG, eds.
  • Alhambra

    Palma, Majorca, Sp
    One of the best Palma hotels. WG
  • Valldemossa

    Valldemossa, Majorca, Sp
    Village on the way to Palma. WG
  • Parisien

    Palma, Majorca, Sp
    Restaurant in Palma. WG

People Mentioned

  • Laura

    Riding, Laura
    (1901-91) American poet. Laura Riding (née Reichenthal; then Laura Gottschalk).
  • Thelin, Frau

    Thelin, Frau
    German lady who translated Schwarz's "Almost Forgotten Gemany "after Karl had decided he could not do it. WG
  • Swartz

    Schwarz, Georg
    German Jew. Deyá neighbour. Antique dealer. Lived with Frau Emmy Strenge, his house keeper, in Can Caballo some hundred yards from Canellun. RG and LR translated his "Almost Forgotten Germany." WG
  • Strenge

    Strenge, Frau Emmi
    Schwarz's house keeper and ? mistress. WG
  • Gelat

    Más, Juan Marroig
    Juan Marroig Mas, called Gelat: Landowner on Deyá and friend of Robert Graves and Laura Riding (L.R. & R.G.'s factotum. W.G.)
  • Honor

    Wyatt, Honor
    Journalist. Arrived in Deyá fortuitously. Married to Gordon Glover...Son Julian. W.G. First acquainted with R.G. and L.R. early in 1934; returned to visit in 1935; continued friendship in England. eds (RPG 211).
  • Miguel

    One of four village carpenters. Others were Miguel Junior, Francisco and Antonio de Ca's Pintat. WG
  • James

    Reeves, James
    Schoolmaster, writer and Poet. Friend of Jacob Bronowski. W.G./ K.G.; m. to Mary Phillips; daughter Stella born June 14, 1938 eds.
  • Arnie

    Lawrence, A.W. (Arnie)
    T.E. Lawrence's brother and executor. WG
  • Mary

    Phillips, Mary
    Visitor. Typed most of I, Claudius. Later married James Reeves. WG
  • Madora

    Marroig Más, Madora
    Gelat's wife. W.G. R.G. often spells her first name "Medora," and precedes it with "the." eds.
  • Casas

    Antique dealer in Palma. WG
  • Franciscito

    Vives, Franciscito
    Gelat's grandson W.G. Son of Anita, Gelat's daughter in Rennes. KG
  • Short

    Shipping agent and operator of a lending library in Palma. K.G.
  • Michael Roberts

    Roberts, Michael
    Editor; real name William Edward KG; L.R. & R.G. submitted poems for an anthology he was preparing, published by ? Faber & Faber. WG

Organizations Mentioned

  • Constable & Co., Ltd.

    Constable Publishers. Arranged with them to print and distribute Seizin Press Epilogue and books. WG
  • Pomar

    Palma Jeweller. WG


    • Title: Epilogue I: A Critical Summary
    • Editor: Riding. Laura/ Graves, Robert
    • PubPlace: Deyá & London
    • Publisher: Seizin & Constable
    • Idno: B22
    • Date: 1935